waste your breath

waste your breath

talk or give advice without effect.

Related Idioms and Phrases :

a breath of fresh air

a small amount of or a brief time in the fresh air

refreshing change

the breath of life

a thing that someone needs or depends on

Breath of life is a biblical phrase : And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (Genesis 2 : 7)

do not hold your breath

used to indicate that something is very unlikely to happen.

save your breath

not bother to say something because it is pointless.

take someone's breath away

inspire someone with awed respect or delight

astonish someone

1988 - Janet Frame - The Carpathians - The speed of the process took everyone's breath away.

breathe down someone's neck

constantly check up on someone

follow closely behind someone

breathe your last


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